EaP News

March 31, 2020 EU rejects elections in Nagorno–Karabakh On 31 March, the EU Spokesperson issued a statement that it does not recognise the constitutional and legal framework of the so-called 'presidential and parliamentary elections' in Nagorno–Karabakh. “This event cannot prejudice the determination of the future status of Nagorno–Karabakh or the outcome...
March 31, 2020 Public consultation on energy infrastructure projects now open The Energy Community Secretariat announced a public consultation on the energy infrastructure projects submitted by candidates from the ‘Project of Energy Community Interest’ and ‘Project of Mutual Interest’ calls. The public consultation is open for the following project categories: electricity, natural...
March 31, 2020 EU opens new mobile administrative service centres in eastern Ukraine On 30 march, the EU opened two more mobile administrative service centres (ASCs) in the region of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Funded by a joint project between the EU and the United Nations Development Programme, the ASCs will provide locals with quick and timely administrative services. The key aim...
March 30, 2020 EU modernisation project in Polack, Belarus, receives positive feedback from local residents The EU-funded project ‘PubLiCity’, implemented in the Belarusian city of Polack, published the results of its latest public opinion survey. More than 2,000 respondents gave positive feedback on the quality of the new public lighting in the city. Almost 60% of respondents think that street lighting in...
March 30, 2020 CONNECT University offers free online sessions on all things digital CONNECT University is offering a number of free online sessions on various topics in the digital field. The sessions are compiled in a playlist, which includes workshops by experts on cybersecurity, disinformation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, circular economy and...
March 30, 2020 EU issues statement on continuous human rights violations in eastern Ukraine On 27 March, the EU Spokesperson announced that according to the latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the practice of arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees in eastern Ukraine continues. The OHCHR report refers...
March 30, 2020 Coronavirus: The European Union stands by its Eastern partners As part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission stands by Eastern partner countries and has reallocated €140 million for the most immediate needs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. In addition, the Commission will also redirect...
March 27, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic and the new world it is creating " COVID-19 will reshape our world. We don’t yet know when the crisis will end. But we can be sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. How different will depend on the choices we make today ", writes the High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Josep Borrell in a blog...
March 26, 2020 European Commission approves additional support via Horizon 2020 to strengthen priorities, including coronavirus research The Commission has adopted an update of the 2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme to allocate increased funding to its priorities, including urgently needed research and innovation projects into the coronavirus. The update includes €47.5 million in funding for...
March 26, 2020 Energy and Climate Committee reviews progress on national climate commitments under Paris Agreement The fifth Energy and Climate Committee meeting was held on 25 March to discuss countries’ progress on updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC2) and integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). The event, which was attended by 70 participants, was held online in light of the recent...
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